Did God Forget Noah?
Genesis 8:1: “Then God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the animals that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters subsided.”
Noah and the animals had been confined in the ark for about a year while the world was being destroyed by the global flood. Did God have a “senior moment” and forget about the ones that He had saved?
No. The word “remember” can be used in various ways such as will be shown in this context. The word does not mean a lapse of memory loss, but is referring to the Divine concern that God had in that He made a covenant with Noah (Genesis 6:18). And because He is the God of truth (Titus 1:2), He will fulfill what He has promised to Noah and his family. Other passages where this word “remember” is used in a similar manner is as follows: Genesis 9:13-16; Genesis 19:29; Genesis 30:22; Exodus 2:23,24; Exodus 6:5; Exodus 32:11-14; Leviticus 26:40-42; Numbers 10:9.
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